from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To haggle.
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- v. To hawk or peddle provisions.
- v. To wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To hawk or peddle provisions.
- intransitive v. To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To chaffer; bargain closely and persistently; strive for advantage in bargaining, especially in a petty way.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
English synonyms: to dicker, to bargain, to wrangle, to haggle, to higgle, to huckster marchander un prix = to negotiate a price tenter de marchander = to try to bargain
Now our simple ways were a puzzle to him, as I told him very often; but he only laughed, and rubbed his mouth with the back of his dry shining hand, and I think he shortly began to languish for want of some one to higgle with.
In the short run, buyers and sellers met to higgle on the marketplace, but basically the bargaining process revolved about a fixed quantity of goods—the diamonds that the diamond merchants brought along with them in their suitcases.
"Things will go higgle-ty-piggle-ty, sure as the world," said Kat, balancing on the edge of the table, and fanning with the duster.
Oh, ye should not prig (higgle) with Him about anything.
An 'this is the shanty you wrote about with everything out and inside higgle-de-piggeldy!
The economic propensity to higgle and barter appeared early among the
Did Mr. Wordsworth really imagine, that he favourite doctrines were likely to gain any thing in point of effect or authority by being put into the mouth of a person accustomed to higgle about tape, or brass sleeve-buttons?
He does not tarry; he does not higgle and hesitate; he makes for the "straw pile" if in a New
To the day of his death, he never ceased to higgle over a thrip, and it was his constant boast that in his own experience it had always been convenient to give prudence the upper hand of pride.